Fit for Life! is an award-winning initiative which aims to get more transplant recipients more active more often.
Fit for Life! was introduced by the World Transplant Games Federation, proudly supported by Astellas, in 2016 with a long-term goal of improving health outcomes for transplant recipients through moderate, regular physical activity.
The program was developed because studies show that exercise and physical activity is linked to longer survival rates in transplant recipients.
Fit for Life! in Australia consists of an Ambassadorship program and regular 5km walks held in each state. So far, there have been Fit for Life! walks held in South Australia, NSW, Queensland and Melbourne, uniting transplant recipients for a fun, supportive and gentle introduction to physical activity.
If you’re holding your own Fit for Life! walk, use the hashtag #FitForLifeAU and we’ll give it a share!
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The Fit for Life! Ambassadors are transplant recipients chosen for their attributes of leadership, community-mindedness and inspirational spirit. They volunteer their time to the program to help transition other recipients from a life of sedentary and protective behaviour, to a full and active life post-transplant.
The current Australian and New Zealand Fit for Life! Ambassadors are: (Click for bios)